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"The Wind in the Willows" & "Hush: An Interview with America" -- $5 tickets!

Share the gift of theatre with family, friends, and neighbors! This Meetup posting is designed for those that might have children, nieces/nephews, friends, or neighbors that would like to check out some wonderful live theatre at family-friendly discount prices on the weekends during May.  The Pittsburgh Playhouse is offering these shows to Meetup members for only $5! 

The Wind in the Willows

Adaptation, Music and Lyrics by Douglas Post

Based on the book by Kenneth Grahame

Appropriate for K-4th grade

Field Trip Performances: May 7-30, 2014 

Public Performances: Weekends, May 10-25, 2014

Rockwell Theatre

A beloved children’s tale, The Wind and the Willows tells the story of four animal friends exploring the English countryside. The friends, with Mr. Toad at the helm, set off on an adventure that teaches them great lessons about morality and friendship. This classic tale has been adapted for the stage in a delightful musical format by Douglas Post.


Hush: An Interview with America

By James Still

Appropriate for 6th - 8th grade

Field Trip Performances: May 8-30, 2014

Public Performances: Weekends, May 10-25, 2014

Studio Theatre

What can Maggie Parks see that the rest of the world cannot? When a national news reporter thinks she’s found a great feel-good story about the young girl with mystical visions from Hush, Kansas, the attention has uncomfortable consequences. Using rich symbolism and surreal imagery, Hush is an allegory about growing up, individuality and the perils of celebrity.

James Still is a nationally recognized writer of theatre for family audiences. He has received the Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award for Distinguished Body of Work and Hush was selected as an ASSITEJ Outstanding International Play for Young Audiences. He also was a finalist for a Humanitas Prize for his work as a writer for the Nickelodeon television series, Little Bear.



To make things even easier, the performance schedule for both shows is exactly the same. So your friends could get something to eat, and then decide which show to attend. Perhaps one group checks out "The Wind in the Willows" while the other group sees "Hush: An Interview with America" -- or even see both shows on some Saturday in May.  The Pittsburgh Playhouse is conveniently located in Oakland where families could also check out the Carnegie Museums, Phipps, outdoor activities in Schenley Plaza, along with numerous restaurants.  Here is the performance schedule for both shows:

   Saturday, May 10 matinee at 2 PM

   Saturday, May 10 evening at 7 PM

   Sunday, May 11 matinee at 2 PM

   Saturday, May 17 matinee at 2 PM

   Saturday, May 17 evening at 7 PM

   Sunday, May 18 matinee at 2 PM

   Saturday, May 24 matinee at 2 PM

   Saturday, May 24 evening at 7 PM

   Sunday, May 25 matinee at 2 PM


Meetup Discount Tickets

While regular tickets are normally $7, the Pittsburgh Playhouse is offering Meetup members a discounted ticket of just $5 cash at the Box Office.

Of note is that the Pittsburgh Playhouse is part of Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts which is nationally recognized as many of their alumni are now working on Broadway and other cities.

For more information on these shows which run from May 10-25, please visit

With this posting, it is certainly fine if you would like to enjoy the tickets discount and go on your own with family/friends.

But if you'd like to attend with other Meetup members, please post some comments as to which performance dates might work best, and perhaps some groups can be organized. 

Directions and Parking  The Pittsburgh Playhouse is located on Craft (across from Magee Women's Hospital).  Discount parking is available at Magee Women's Hospital. Enter on Halket Street. Upon entering the lot you will be given a parking ticket. Bring the ticket into the Playhouse to purchase an exit pass. For more information on directions and parking, please visit

For more information on the Pittsburgh Playhouse, please visit

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